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Dutchess, Ulster thrift stores cited

Aug 20, 2014 12:15 am
Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced on Aug. 19, 2014 that 46 thrift shops across New York -- including two locally -- have been sent cease and desist letters ordering them to stop selling children’s clothing with drawstrings. The letters were sent after a survey of 51 stores by the Attorney General’s 13 Regional Offices found that despite state and federal prohibitions against the sale of children’s drawstring clothing, many thrift shops continue to items for sale. His list of 46 includes the Goodwill Industries store in Wappingers Falls in Dutchess County, and the Salvation Army in New Paltz in Ulster County. Under New York law, it is illegal to sell any item of children’s clothing, up to and including size 12, with a drawstring at the neck.